Knowing these dates can save you money
January 31st– Last day to mail out W2s and 1099s for employees and independent contractors, as well as file forms 941, 940, and UCT6.
February 28th– Last day to file W2s and 1099s with the IRS
March 15th – Last day to file federal business returns or request an extension of time to file for calendar year businesses. Many new businesses mistakenly think that business returns are due April 15th, but in reality they are due March 15th, or 2 and ½ months after the fiscal year end, and penalties are charged for late filed returns.
April 1st – Last day to file tangible property tax returns. This is a county return to be filed by businesses with at least $25,000 of furniture, fixtures and equipment. Businesses need to file this return for the first year of operation even if they have less than the $25000 in tangible property.
May 1st -last day to file annual return with Florida Department of Corporations. The filing can be done any time after January 1st. During the last week before the deadline the servers at the Florida Department of corporations become very busy and a business may have to try several times to complete the filing. File early and avoid the last minute bottle neck or worse a late filing penalty.
May 15th – last day to file form 990s for non-profits or request an extension of time to file for calendar year organizations.
August 15th – Last day to file form 990s for non-profits for which extension of time to file was granted.
September 15th – Last day to file federal business returns for which extension of time to file was granted
In reality returns can be filed at any time; the dates mentioned above are the dates by which returns must be filed to avoid penalties. In most cases if the stated due date falls on a non-business day, the due date is extended to the first business day after the original due date.